Oregon Football: 10 NFL Teams That Could Run Chip Kelly's Offense

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Oregon Football: 10 NFL Teams That Could Run Chip Kelly's Offense
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Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly is the head coach of the Oregon football team and mastermind behind its recent domination on offense.

But it's widely known that Kelly is at the very least interested in taking his football philosophies to the professional ranks. Just last year, he flirted with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before eventually turning down an offer to become the team's head coach.

So aside from the speculation about if or when Kelly decides it's time to head to the NFL, there's another burning question in everyone's mind: Will his offensive approach even work at the next level?

The way Kelly has his team prepared and motivated each week is reason enough to consider him an intriguing coaching candidate. But it's his unique offensive approach that separates him from the pack.

He is all about speed and efficiency. The Ducks are among the fastest teams in college football, and they rarely, if ever, huddle up before a play. He likes to put athletes in space and create a numbers advantage by using the quarterback as a weapon in the rushing attack.

But the NFL is full of the best athletes in the world. The linebackers can run sideline to sideline faster than I can type this sentence, and speed alone may not be enough to make the offense work.

But with the new trend of athletic, dual-threat quarterbacks having success in the NFL, it's time to consider which teams might have an advantage by running Chip Kelly's offense.

Here are 10 teams that would be productive using Kelly's offense.


Note: These are not necessarily teams that will hire Kelly. These are teams that have the personnel to run Kelly's system. And it should be noted that many NFL teams have already begun using certain aspects of Kelly's offense (up-tempo, zone-read, etc.)

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